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breaking news tonight. authorities now say a suicide belt has been discovered in paris. authorities want to know, does it belong to the eighth attacker on the run? and now, investigators say, he is not alone. we will have late details coming in. just days until thanksgiving, several flights now with passengers forced off planes after what's described as suspicious behavior. preparing for the worst, the drill in a new york city subway. and tonight, increased security for the patriots and the bills. the thanksgiving storm. the rain, wind and snow beginning tonight. moving across the country, where it hits wednesday and thursday. donald trump under fire, after comments about 9/11, saying he watched thousands and thousands of people cheering as the building came down. and breaking developments tonight in the case of the pastor's wife, shot and killed while he was away.
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dna, phone tracking and, tonight, two arrests. good evening. and it's great to have you with us here on a monday night. and as we come on the air in the west, we have breaking news at this hour. the alert for american travelers late today, and it comes just as millions now prepare to travel for the thanksgiving holiday. the state department issuing a worldwide travel alert, due to increased terrorist threats. of course, american cities already on heightened alert. dramatic images of the drills here in new york city. right here in new york city. police and s.w.a.t. teams practicing the event of a suicide bombing or an attack on the subway. and all of this comes tonight as investigators now say a suicide belt has been discovered in paris. and they now want to know if it belonged to the alleged eighth attacker, still on the run. abc's jonathan karl is standing by at the white house with why the alert was issued tonight. and we begin with abc's cecilia vega on the steps being taken
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right now to keep americans safe. >> reporter: tonight, amid that new alert, the state department warning u.s. citizens to possible risks of travel due to increased terrorist threats. hundreds of officers, their guns drawn, shots fired. a terror attack on a new york subway. this time, it was only a drill. but they are preparing for the worst. >> we are, and we continue to be, and we have been, concerned about copy cat-like attacks. >> reporter: isis promising attacks in this propaganda video, showing images of new york's iconic times square. and the city showing its muscle. tonight, cameras on every corner, heavily armed police, too. a new counterterrorism unit, 1,000 more officers. >> it could happen here. it could happen anywhere. but here in new york city, the new york city police department is the most well-trained, most qualified department in the country, if not the world. >> reporter: it's not just new york. from drills in los angeles -- >> respond, code three to training exercise.
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>> reporter: -- to the nfl, increasing security at every stadium around the country. and at the height of holiday travel, from train stations to airports, stepped up police presence. jitters flying high. this southwest airlines flight diverted to kansas city sunday because officials say three passengers didn't follow crew instruction. one of several similar incidents this past week. in each case, the passengers were cleared and put on other flights. >> and cecilia with us live now here in new york city. cecilia, the state department not listing specific locations, but here in new york, they've already taken added measures. >> reporter: that's right, david. that alert is global, but i can tell you, we've been out here in times square all evening, and that alert feels especially high tonight. today, authorities in new york unveiling a new app where people can send to them on their cell phone photos of suspicious activity that they see. david, the new mantra, if you see something, send something. >> sending it straight to authorities. all right, cecilia vega leading
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us off live in new york. cecilia, thank you. and that state department alert reading this -- "current information suggesting that isil or isis and other terrorist groups continue to plan terrorist attacks in multiple regions. these attacks may employ a wide variety of tactics, using conventional and nonconventional weapons and targeting both official and private interests." so, let's get right to abc's chief white house correspondent jonathan karl tonight. jon, why issue the warning now? and we took special note that they did not list specific locations here. >> reporter: that's right. but david, they said that this travel alert comes specifically in response to the attacks that we have seen in paris, in mali, in egypt and elsewhere. and while they say there is no specific intelligence of an imminent attack, that the terrorists want to strike again. the alert reads, david, authorities believe the likelihood of terror attacks will continue as members of isil return from syria and iraq, extremists have targeted large
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sporting events, theaters, open markets and aviation services." officials have made it clear to us tonight, they are not telling americans not to travel around the world, but to be vigilant. they have offered a few tips. among those tips include u.s. citizens should exercise vigilance in public places or using transportation. two, be aware of immediate surroundings and avoid large crowds or crowded places. and finally, exercise particular caution around the holidays. so, david, really what they're saying is, be vigilant and use common sense. we are in a high threat environment. >> americans on alert tonight with thanksgiving just days away. jon karl live at the white house tonight. jon, thank you. meantime, to that new and major clue in paris tonight. what appears to be a suicide belt discovered just outside the city. and the question, did it belong to the terror attack suspect they are still looking for? tonight, in brussels, a city on lockdown. that's where authorities say he was last seen. that city remains on the highest terror alert at this hour, after warnings about an imminent attack. abc's matt gutman is in brussels
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tonight, where they believe that alleged eighth attacker is not on the run alone. >> reporter: the most wanted man in the world, salah abdeslam, still on the run, and tonight, a new mystery. authorities believe he is not alone. this, as a suicide belt has turned up in a suburb of paris, ten days later. the question tonight -- did it belong to abdeslam? the night after the attacks, authorities say his cell phone signal was pinging in the very same suburb. as the hunt for that eighth attacker and his accomplices continues, the belgian prime minister extending that alert of an imminent possible terror attack for another week. brussels, the seat of nato, on lockdown. overnight, s.w.a.t. teams in masks swarming the neighborhood of molenbeek. among the arrested, a fourth man linked to the paris attacks from this one belgian neighborhood. we watched some of those raids unfold, imbedding with a brussels police officer. >> we're under siege. >> reporter: under siege. >> in the world, my friend. >> reporter: driving right up to those road blocks. this whole city is on lockdown.
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everywhere you go -- >> yes. >> reporter: you see police officers with masks, machine gun -- >> army. >> reporter: army. >> yes. >> reporter: the center city on lockdown. police warning us -- >> if we start shooting, you're in the crossfire. >> reporter: investigators also confirming that a second bomber, this man, infiltrated europe, posing as a refugee. and the american rock band that was on stage during the attacks speaking now for the first time in an upcoming exclusive interview with vice news about the courage of its fans. >> a great reason why so many were killed is because so many people wouldn't leave their friends. so many people put themselves in front of people. >> and matt gutman with us now live from brussels. matt, you're in the neighborhood where that eighth attacker lived, very much the center of the manhunt tonight? >> reporter: that's right, david. so many of those s.w.a.t. raids happened within just a few blocks of where i'm standing, including those four paris attackers. they lived probably within a football field from here. look at the end of that block, right there, lived that last fugitive, abdeslam, right near
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this police station. david? >> all right, matt gutman live in brussels tonight. matt, thank you. our coverage of the terror alert for this evening. in the meantime tonight, we're going to turn now to what could be some very dangerous driving with the holidays approaching. that thanksgiving storm brewing in the west. rain, snow, powerful winds hitting later tonight and then moving eastward. it was already a rough start for holiday travelers over the weekend. in the midwest, a blast of snow. more than 1,000 flights grounded in chicago alone. passengers right there, sleeping on cots. so, let's get right to chief meteorologist ginger zee who no doubt will be tracking this all week long. hey, ginger. >> reporter: hey there, david. let me time out the storm for you. we first want to take you to the winter storm warnings anded a advisories that go from the sierra, all the way up through the northern rockies. so, you see who is going to be affected fist. here is the timing. the biggest travel day of the year on wednesday, i think a place like salt lake city is an airport to watch. san francisco may have some low visibilities. and watch as that cold front moves to the east. on thanksgiving day itself, when you're making that drive to anyone's home, your family, your
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friends, from dallas to oklahoma city, i-35 could see heavy rain showers and storms. chicago back to des moines, just had all that snow. you could see some flooding. finally, skiers and snowboarders rejoice, but you may have to use some of those chains on the higher elevations. >> all right, ginger zee with us tonight. ginger, thank you. also, at this hour, to the race for 2016. donald trump under fire tonight for what he claims he saw on 9/11. hundreds, perhaps thousands cheering as the towers fell. dr. ben carson saying he saw it, too, but late today, offering an apology. meanwhile, the new poll showing trump's lead holding firm. carson ten points behind. rubio, cruz and bush trailing there. but first tonight, the two candidates, the firestorm over what they said they saw on 9/11, one candidate standing his ground. the other reversing course at this hour. abc's tom llamas on the campaign trail. >> reporter: tonight, donald trump says he saw what he saw, refusing to back away from this comment many say is a lie.
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>> i watched when the world trade center came tumbling down, and i watched in jersey city, new jersey, where thousands and thousands of people were cheering. >> reporter: george asking trump about it on "this week." >> i saw it. >> you saw that with your own eyes? >> george -- >> police say it didn't happen. >> it did happen. there were people who were cheering on the other side of new jersey, where you have large arab populations. they were cheering as the world trade center came down. it was well covered at the time, george. >> reporter: today, dr. ben carson says he saw it, too. >> did you see that happening, though, on 9/11? >> i saw the film of it, yeah. >> in new jersey? >> yeah. >> reporter: but jersey city officials tell abc news they have no record of this ever happening. after 9/11, news reports featured this video of palestinians celebrating in the west bank, but no footage of muslims cheering in new jersey has ever surfaced. new jersey governor chris christie. >> i do not remember that. i think if it had happened, i would remember it.
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>> reporter: but trump defiant, today tweeting a "washington post" story from just days after 9/11 which reported law enforcement questioning a number of people who were allegedly seen celebrating the attacks. today, "the washington post" saying those allegations were never proven and one of the reporters of the original story saying, "i certainly do not remember anyone saying that thousands of even hundreds of people were celebrating." >> reporter: and david, tonight, dr. ben carson apologizing and clarifying for what you heard him just say in our report, saying he saw video from the middle east, not new jersey. now tonight, i spoke to trump supporters gathered here for a rally. they tell me, they don't care if he gets things wrong, or even if he exaggerates. they say trump is only human. david? >> tom llamas on the trump campaign tonight. tom, thank you. and to new orleans this evening, major developments in the case of a good samaritan making national headlines. the medical student tonight in guarded condition after trying to help a young woman under attack. her attacker turning the gun on him and this incredible moment as the gun jams.
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tonight, a suspect now under arrest and abc's ryan owens in new orleans. >> reporter: surveillance video shows 25-year-old peter gold, a fourth-year medical student at tulane university, as a gunman shoots him in the stomach. watch as the shooter tries to finish him off with at least two shots to the head. his gun jams and the aspiring doctor lives. >> his courage is an admirable example of the fact that the citizens of new orleans are not going to turn a blind eye to crime. >> reporter: 4:00 friday morning, surveillance cameras catch a young woman stumbling alone down a new orleans street. watch as the gunman approaches. moments later, you can see him dragging the woman towards his suv. enter that medical student. there's gold's car. watch as he spots the trouble and races the wrong way down a one-way street to confront the gunman. tonight, 21-year-old euric cain is charged with attempted murder. new orleans police say he's
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confessed to shooting the good samaritan. gold is recovering in the hospital behind me. his family says he's in guarded condition. the woman he helped escape, she has no serious injuries. and husband frieis friends tells the kind of guy who, quote, always has your back. david? >> ryan owens with us tonight from new orleans. ryan, thank you. we turn to the economy this evening and a megamerger making national headlines. two pharmaceutical giants, pfizer, the maker of viagra and lipitor, and allergan, best known for botox. the $160 billion deal will create the largest drug company in the world now. pfizer expected to move its headquarters to dublin, where allergan is located, reducing how much they would have to pay in u.s. taxes. and with black friday just days away, tonight, a bold new move from walmart. starting their cyber monday sales on sunday. abc's chief business correspondent rebecca jarvis tonight on what we'll all see before the thanksgiving dinner is even over. >> reporter: tonight, shoppers already camping out.
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these in montclair, california, hoping to be the first in line for the black friday sales rush. but this year, even less reason to trade in your turkey for a tent. >> a lot of retailers now are matching their in-store deals with online promotions, so, you don't have to worry about going to the store and finding that illusive tv. >> reporter: adobe crunching the numbers on 55 million different products at 4,500 different retailers, finding the best day to shop for jewelry is thanksgiving. for clothes, thanksgiving and the days leading up to christmas. for toys, next monday. and on electronics, like tvs, early this week is the best time to find a deal, followed by thanksgiving and black friday. >> if you missed something on black friday, don't worry, there's cyber monday, there's si cyber sunday. there are going to be deals all season. >> reporter: and david, if you're planning to hit the stores, two apps you want to load up onto your phone. shop savvy and red laser.
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these will help you comparison shop, so you are guaranteed to get the very best deal. david? >> looks like christmas in new york already, rebecca, thank you. and there is still much more ahead on "world news tonight" this monday. we have new developments this evening in that murder mystery. the pastor's young wife shot and killed in their home while he was away. tonight, late word, two people now under arrest. one of the suspects painting a portrait of what happened inside that house. the report right after the break. also, big news this evening about gas prices this thanksgiving week. and a question for you. can you guess the city with the worst bottlenecks in america? the new report out. and the tv star of the popular hgtv show revealing a medical scare. the alert viewer who saw something, called in and it just might have saved his life. we'll be right back.
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new developments tonight in that murder in the heartland. the pastor's pregnant wife, shot dead in her own home. her young son, right there.
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two men tonight now charged in her death, a third being investigated. one of the suspects allegedly describing to police some of what happened in that home. here's abc's gio benitez. >> reporter: tonight, charges filed in the murder of 28-year-old pregnant mother amanda blackburn, the wife of a local indianapolis pastor. >> i moved to south carolina with davey. >> reporter: after a 13-day manhunt, police saying 18-year-old larry taylor and 21-year-old jalen watson broke into the blackburn home, stealing a laptop and debit cards after having committed two other burglaries earlier that morning. >> it started with the initial burglary, and evidence from that burglary led us to the subsequent burglaries and the homicide. >> reporter: amanda's husband, pastor davey blackburn, had left the house at 6:11 a.m. on november 10th for the gym, leaving the front door unlocked. that's when police say taylor and watson walked in. then watson and another accomplice drove to the atm to take $400 out of amanda's account. taylor stayed in the home, later
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telling friends he shot amanda when she charged at him, so that he wouldn't be scratched, and that then he shot her in the head. when pastor blackburn went into the house at 8:20 a.m., he found his wife with three gunshot wounds. blackburn telling abc's george stephanopoulos about his anguish, especially for their 1-year-old son. >> one of the hardest things in this whole process is knowing that he's not going to grow up with amanda. >> reporter: and david, tonight, police say they have a slew of evidence from all of those burglaries. that third alleged accomplice is still under investigation. david? >> abc's gio benitez tonight. gio, thank you. when we come back here on a monday night, a thanksgiving gift of sorts when it comes to gas prices this week. and as millions of you just get home from work tonight, here's the question. can you guess the city with the worst bottlenecked traffic in america? the new list out tonight. and then, the popular tv star revealing a medical scare. the alert viewer who saw something while watching the program might have saved his life. fe. you're down with cr >>yes! when diet and exercise aren't enough, adding crestor lowers bad cholesterol up to 55%.
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i heard a big bang and heard what's happening? >> a man who survived the union bus tour bus crash speak was abc7 news. and students are stunned over a group calling themselves the white student union. >> and do you have too many credit cards in your wallet? we test out the card that let's you combine them into one. it's about to get wet and cold in the bay area this storm system is bringing rain and snow to the mountains. good evening, i'm auma dates. >> we want to get to sandhya patel for a look at this storm. >> this is a cold storm, let's
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take a look at it. we're seeing crowds and radar will be tracking this system here that is producing rain and snow in the pacific northwest. it comes in tomorrow, take a look at the time line here, spotty showers develop, 5:00 a.m. for the commute there will be wet spots and heavier rain starts to shift in about 9:00 a.m. into the north bay. what follows behind this system is a chill that will remind you of winter. some areas dropping below freezing and only gets colder, i'll be back with a detailed look at how this will impact your travel plans coming up. >> the sierra is anticipating a lot of snow from the storm it there could be another two feet

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